NEW TALKS IN 2018!
How to Build Authentic Intimacy (Adults, Engaged, Married Couples)
In this presentation, Simon will discuss how intimacy is a prerequisite for happiness. Nothing is as important or urgent as the relationships in our lives. If our relationships are suffering, our life is suffering! If our relationships are flourishing, our life is flourishing!
The Joy of Married Love (Engaged and Married Couples)
In this presentation, Simon will borrow from the wisdom of St Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians and Pope Francis’ commentaries from Chapter 4 of Amoris Laetitia, to provide practical ways that married couples can deepen in love and intimacy.
1. Finding the Love That Satisfies (Teens and Young Adults)
In this presentation, Simon identifies the authentic love that every human person desires and demonstrates that it is only through a proper understanding of the virtue of chastity, and God’s plan for human sexuality that this love can be found. Personal testimony is shared to help reveal that no matter what has happened in the past, chastity is a virtue for everyone, and finding true love is always possible!
2. Are We Dating? (Teens and Young Adults)
In this presentation, Simon addresses the dating scene in a way that will eliminate drama and free couples to date purely, honourably and with sincerity. The dating scene should not be one of confusion or pain but rather one of excitement and joy! Simon will discuss how chastity will bring about true romance in your relationship, from “hi, how are you?” to “I do!”
3. What to Do Before “I Do” (Teens and Young Adults)
In this presentation, Simon will discuss practical and effective ways to prepare for a pure and lasting marriage. This talk will discuss the do’s and don’t’s of a relationship, such as chastity in dating, cohabitation, safe sex and more!
4. Women Only: The Feminine Mystery (Teens and Young Adults)
This talk is designed to explain Saint John Paul II’s understanding of The Feminine Genius. By understanding the call and what is required to be authentically feminine, women can focus on the importance of building a Culture of Life. In this talk, Madeleine will address the deepest desires of the feminine heart and how to fulfill them in a sex-saturated world.
5. Men Only: The Masculine Mission (Teens and Young Adults)
In this presentation, Simon will encourage all men to love responsibly and with integrity. This talk will unpack how important it is for men to initiate life and authentic love in their relationships, so that they will become the husbands and fathers they were called by God to be.
6. Sexual Desire: A Call to Love (Teens and Young Adults)
In this presentation, Simon shows how Christianity does not attempt to annihilate desire, but rather reorientate our desires towards God who alone can satisfy! Find out how understanding the meaning of sexual difference, and our deepest desires are the keys to authentic sexual liberation.
7. Theology of the Body and the Saints (Teens and Young Adults)
In this presentation, Madeleine will explore Saints throughout the history of the Catholic Church and their response to Chastity and living a life of sexual virtue. This talk will highlight key themes in Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and how the saints have embodied this teaching through their union of body and soul through virtue. Madeleine will highlight key virtues and practices in the lives of the saints that everyone can strive to imitate on their journey to holiness.
8. The Way of Beauty (Young Adults)
Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky claimed that ‘Beauty will save the world.’ This statement is in many ways, both, radical and multifaceted. If our culture is in desperate need of restoration and it is possible that beauty could be the key to this restoration than it is worth investigating both the essence and ability of beauty to transfigure a broken world. However, for beauty to restore, it must first be restored. This talk will explore the depth and vastness of the concept of beauty as an intricate and complex wonder that speaks to the core of the human heart. Madeleine will discuss the need for beauty to be restored in our culture today through our relationships and approach towards suffering.
9. Parenting Purity to Teens (Parents)
In this presentation, Simon draws from his own upbringing and youth ministry experience to share how important it is that parents understand their role as primary sex educators of their teens. Teenagers are starving for the truth about love and relationships; Simon will explore ways to guide your teen through the difficult years to ensure they give and receive the love they were made for!